The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2013. The summer camp promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities. Students attend the summer science camp free of charge. Students currently in grade 5, 6, or 7 who have an interest in science and mathematics, at least a B average in science and mathematics courses and a passing score on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests are eligible to apply. Immediate family members of the university and college faculty and staff, EMBHSSC camp staff and ExxonMobil employees are not eligible.
The EMBHSSC is a two-week, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science knowledge and skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path. Each day, campers will attend classes that include problem solving, research, critical thinking and communication skills incorporated with biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, earth sciences, engineering, technology, design concepts, and field excursions. Certified secondary teachers and university faculty will teach the classes.
The summer science camp will be held on the campus of Gwynedd Mercy College, 1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437. Students will be housed in a dorm on the college’s campus. Camp participants will be selected from schools in the greater Philadelphia region.
The Student Application Form, records and recommendations are to be sent to:
Temple University, The CST Dean’s Office
1803 N. Broad Street, Carnell Hall Suite 400 (041-03)
Philadelphia, PA 19122, Attn: EMBHSSC.
All requested documents are due by the deadline date, May 22, 2013. If all requested documents are not received by the deadline date, the application will not be considered.
A committee will select campers on June 1. Student may be interviewed prior to being selected, if deemed necessary. You will receive notification on the status of the application no later than June 7. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ms. Tiffany Gilles, 215 204-3379; EMBHSSC@Temple.edu.
ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 22, 2013